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Acoustics is the interdisciplinary science that deals with the study of mechanical waves in gases, liquids, and solids including topics such as vibration, sound, ultrasound and infrasound.  Donald Olynyk, M.Sc., P.Eng., works in the field of acoustics as an acoustician.  He has been working in the field of acoustics technology for over 35 years and is known in Edmonton as both acoustical engineer and consultant and has satisfied clients throughout the province of Alberta.  The application of acoustics is present in almost all aspects of modern society with the most obvious being the audio and noise control industries.

Our firm, Donald Olynyk Acoustical Consultant, has been providing acoustical consulting services by specializing in acoustics, noise control and vibration.  The firm's independent practice was formed in response to growing interest in the acoustical quality of the environment.  The objective of the consultancy is to provide cost effective solutions for projects requiring acoustic remediation.Typical clients have included architects, engineers, community associations, government, and schools.


  Donald Olynyk has been active in the acoustic field for over 35 years.  He graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics.  Later, he received a Master of Science in Acoustics from the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research,University of Southampton, England.

Since 1973, Mr.Olynyk has served as an independent Acoustical Engineering Consultant.  He was also engaged as Associate Acoustical Consultant for reviewing the acoustical design of new and renovation school projects for Alberta infrastructure.

Donald Olynyk is a member of the following organizations:

  • >> Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of Alberta
  • >> Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of Saskatchewan
  • >> Canadian Acoustical Association
  • >> American Society of Testing and Materials

Our Services

Through the diverse experience and expertise of Donald's professional career, his acoustical firm provides a comprehensive spectrum of engineering services.

Noise Control principles are implemented into technology in a variety of ways, including modifying of sound sources, silencers, noise barriers, sound absorbers and buffer zones, and the use of hearing protection (earplugs or earmuffs) .

But acoustical engineering is not just about noise control, it also covers positive uses of sound, from enhancing the sound in concert halls and theatres, to specifying an arena’s sound system so announcements are lucid and comprehensible.

His techniques include detailing of exterior walls, party walls, floor and ceiling assemblies; moreover, there are a host of specialized means for damping reverberation in special-purpose rooms such as auditoria, entertainment and social venues, dining areas, audio recording rooms, and meeting rooms.

The role of our firm is to augment and uplift the standard of living by the application of various acoustical engineering techniques and reduce the impact of surrounding sounds that annoy us and channel them in a controlled and strategic way to create a soothing ambience.

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life by applying the science of acoustics to reduce noise that annoys and make good sound abound.

Our Capabilities

  • Mission

    Enhancing the quality of life by applying acoustical engineering to reduce noise that annoys and make good sound abound.
  • Schools

    Architectural drawings are reviewed to ensure that appropriate sound and noise criteria are met. Such planning reduces the need for costly corrective measures.
  • Remediation

    When noise complaints arise it is usually necessary to carry out sound testing and measurement in order to define the noise problem and recommend remedial measures.


Noise isolation, speech privacy, and adequate speech intelligibility are important requirements for many office spaces, commercial spaces, and schools.  Adequate design for high sound transmission class (STC) partitions, appropriate reverberation times (RTs) and appropriate building ventilation (HVAC) noise is essential for occupant comfort and productivity.

Donald works with clients to determine the specific requirements and provides sound advice on construction and acoustical treatment.  In addition, for projects that require a higher assessment level in conjunction with sound reinforcement systems, Donald Olynyk Acoustical Consultant uses techniques and strategies that enable detailed analysis of noise mitigation scenarios

Acoustical consulting services have been provided for the following projects:

  • >> Theatres: Horizon Stage, Spruce Grove, Alberta; Cultural Arts Theatre, Westlock, Alberta
  • >> Auditoriums: Memorial Centre Lacombe, Alberta; Assembly Hall, Onoway, Alberta (formerly Onoway Dance Hall); Oil Sands Interpretive Centre Auditorim, Fort McMurray, Alberta
  • >> Schools: Spruce Grove High School, Spruce Grove, Alberta; Winston Knoll Collegiate, Regina, Saskatchewan; Lillian Osborne High School, Edmonton, Alberta; Victoria School of Performing Arts (K-12), Edmonton, Alberta
  • >> Swimming Pools: Millwoods Wave Pool, City of Edmonton; Londonderry Pool, City of Edmonton; Confederation Pool, City of Edmonton
  • >> Arenas: Canada Games Arena, Grande Prairie, Alberta; Al Ritchie Arena, Regina, Saskatchewan
  • >> Recreation Centres: Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre, Edmonton, Alberta
  • >> Condominiums: Abbey Lane Homes, Landmark Homes, Cove Properties, Alberta New Home Warranty


Contact Us

Donald Olynyk Acoustical Consultant.

  • image9224 - 90 Street NW, Edmonton,
          Alberta, Canada T6C 3M1
  • image 780-465-4125, Toll Free: 1-866-300-4593
  • image [email protected]